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Suspect says he didn't mean to kill Bulgarian journalist

Oct. 19, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A 21-year-old suspect in the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist said Friday that he killed Viktoria Marinova, but didn't mean to. Handcuffed and surrounded by police officers, Severin Krassimirov spoke to reporters inside a courtroom where he appeared for a custody...

Germany extradites suspect in Bulgarian reporter's slaying

Oct. 18, 2018 5:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say the suspect arrested in the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist has been extradited to Bulgaria. Bernd Kolkmeier, a spokesman for prosecutors who had jurisdiction in the case, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the suspect was returned to...

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Oct. 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host...

Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

Oct. 12, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues of slain Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova said their goodbyes at a funeral Friday in her hometown, just after German police announced that a suspect has acknowledged attacking her. People queued at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the...

Purported mother of suspect in Bulgaria slaying speaks out

Oct. 11, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The mother of the suspect arrested for the rape and killing of a Bulgarian television journalist has reportedly said her son admitted the murder to her. Bulgarian private Nova TV station on Thursday broadcast an interview with Nadezhda Krassimirova, the purported mother of Severin...

Suspect in Bulgarian journalist slaying arrested in Germany

Oct. 10, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — German police have arrested a suspect in the rape and killing of a television journalist from Bulgaria whose work highlighted corruption in the East European country, officials said Wednesday. Bulgaria's prosecutor general, Sotir Tsatsarov, confirmed the arrest of Severin...

Bulgaria's top prosecutor says a suspect has been arrested in Germany in connection with slaying of journalist

Oct. 10, 2018 2:22 AM EDT
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's top prosecutor says a suspect has been arrested in Germany in connection with slaying of journalist.

Being killed for their work is growing risk for journalists

Oct. 9, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to reporters targeted for practicing their craft. Authorities in Turkey are searching for Jamal...

Man to be freed in slain Bulgarian journalist investigation

Oct. 9, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

RUSE, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian authorities on Tuesday will release and won't charge a man taken into custody in connection with the slaying of Bulgarian television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found after she highlighted possible government corruption. The man, who wasn't identified, would...

The Latest: Man to be freed in Bulgarian journalist probe

Oct. 9, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

RUSE, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a female journalist in Bulgaria (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A senior Bulgarian police officer says authorities will release a man taken into custody and he won't be charged in connection with the slaying of a journalist who highlighted suspected...